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Sony: 3D and kids don't mix

Sony not blown away by the 3DS

Nintendo's announcement of their new handheld, the 3DS, has sparked a high profile debate on the merits of a portable 3D console.

Sony's John Koller has already been quite vocal about the limits of the project in relation to Nintendo's current audiences.

Koller told IGN: "I think it remains to be seen where Nintendo goes with 3D on a portable. Having been in the portable space for quite awhile, I think it's an interesting move but one I'd like to see where they go from a demographic standpoint. 8 and 9 year-olds playing 3D is a little bit of a stretch given where some of our research is right now."

As far as Sony are concerned 3D doesn't belong in our pockets just yet. Koller added: "Our focus on 3D right now is on the console. There's a tremendous amount of opportunity on PlayStation 3 with 3D. The amount of interest in 3D from the retail side and game publishers is off the charts. We know we have a hit with 3D on PS3 and we're going to concentrate our efforts there."

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